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How to Work Out at Home

If you don’t have the time, the money, or—let’s face it—the motivation, to get yourself to the gym, don’t sweat it. With nothing more than a stable Wi-Fi connection, it’s easy to get a full-body workout at home. Marc D. Thompson, fitness trainer, personal coach, and owner of Virtufit.net is based in Florida, but trains people all over the world (he […]

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A Trick for Staying Optimistic

Did you know that most people prefer Fridays to Sundays? The research behind it is that the promise of the upcoming weekend is more delightful than a day of often-wistful rest—clearly, anticipation in a powerful thing. To harbor that positive thinking, Christine Carter, Ph.D., a sociologist at the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and the […]

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Easy Outfit Idea – Dressing Up a Tee

Ever notice how elusive the concept of being “effortlessly stylish” is? It’s actually a tenuous balance between looking put together without looking like you tried to put anything together.One of the tricks is making sure everything fits just the way you want it to. Another is mixing pieces that wouldn’t seem like obvious pairs for a slightly unexpected result. Take, […]

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A Money-Saving Tip for Ordering at a Restaurant

Though cooking your own meals is a surefire way to save money on food, there are still ways to cut back on expenses when you do have the occasional meal out. When you look at a restaurant’s menu, keep your focus in the middle of the dish list, rather than the top or the bottom. It’s there you’ll find the […]

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Avoid Getting Lipstick on Your Teeth

You may want a kissable pout this weekend, but you definitely don’t want to hear there’s lipstick on your teeth. To avoid a potentially embarrassing moment, use this quick beauty trick. After applying bright lipstick, put your finger in your mouth, purse your lips around it, then slowly pull it out. Excess color will end up on your finger—not your […]

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How to Store and Use Greens

If you constantly find yourself tossing wilted herbs and greens before you even use them, try these tips to prevent waste from Real Simple food editor Chris Morocco: To store: Wrap greens in moist paper towels and tuck them into a resealable plastic bag. The moisture from the towels will prevent wilting and keep even the most fragile herbs vibrant […]

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A Quick Fix for Yellow Nails

Have you ever noticed a yellowish tint to your nails after removing your nail polish? There’s an easy fix for that!

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Help for Dry Hair

Is anyone else’s hair as dry as mine is right about now? I recently chopped it all off and it was healthy for about a day until it started to look like straw again. Full disclosure: My hair has been colored and keratin-straightened. And while both treatments are infused with moisturizing ingredients (in fact, keratin is simply protein, which is […]

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The Best Way to Store Coffee

Does your at-home drip coffee pale in comparison to the java you get at your local coffee shop? It could be the way you’re storing your ground coffee or beans. Jonathan Rubinstein, owner of the Joe cafés, in New York City, recommends storing coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place for up to two weeks after […]

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How to Create a DIY Valentine’s Day Bouquet

Meredith Perez, founder and creative director of Belle Fleur, explains how to create a lush flower arrangement.

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